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Oct 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
quote transparent from the start the trust deficit that the american people have wouldn't be as severe as it is now.
FOX News
Oct 5, 2013 2:00am PDT
on where you guys are. this is obama talking about the debt and deficit. roll the tape. >> we are starting to get health care costs under control. we'll still have to make modifications when it comes to our long-the term entitlement programs so they are there for young people when they are ready for retirement. but we don't have an urgent deficit crisis. the only crisis we have is one that's manufactured in washington. it's ideological. >> we don't have an urgent deficit crisis. how many agree with that? two. 16.7 trillion dollars in debt. $90 trillionle in unfunded liabilities. guess who's going to pay it off? what do you think? >> i'm really disappointed in the president, especially on the issue of obama care. he said it would decrease costs and actually at uva this year, this week they said actually next year they will have to cut $7.3 million from the uva health insurance plan because of the increaseded costs that come with implement ing baobama care. i'm outraged that this thing the and congress promised would be beneficial to americans and help decrease health care costs are actually
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2013 6:30pm EDT
? we should have it before we both. -- we vote. about $30 billion and increase the deficit by that amount. there is no offset. me.t would not surprise there were a number of senate votes on the issue and the house has voted prior to that. i would be pleased to look for if the at the time gentleman could find that out. >> we should have it before we vote. see the cbo estimate. will be able to go to work right now. any further issues that wish to be brought up? seeing none, we opened the 3210 pay ourr- military act. welcome to the rules committee. we are trying our darndest to get to this as quickly as possible. my beard would look like yours if i had one. sure he has got that turned on. the gentleman is recognized. chairman.ou, mr. i got the short straw on this particular bill on a saturday night. i think you understand our objections, the principal objection to the bill. we feel that it is tantamount to shutting down the government because you know as well as we do that the senate will not accept these amendments. ,f you shut the government down it has some adverse conseque
Al Jazeera America
Oct 1, 2013 1:00pm EDT
is not about spending or deficits or budgets, our deficits are falling the fastest in 50 years. we've cut them in half since i took office. the demands that republicans are making would raise our deficits. so this shutdown is not about deficits, it's not about budgets, this shutdown is rolling back our efforts to provide health insurance to folks who don't have it. it's all about rolling back the affordable care act. this more than anything else seems to be what the learn party stands for these days. i know it's strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of their agenda. that apparently is what it is. of course what is stranger still is that is shutting down our government doesn't accomplish their stated goal. the affordable care act is a law that passed the house, it spaed the senate. the supreme court ruled it constitutional. it is settled, and it is here to stay. and because of its funding sources it's not impacted by a government shutdown. these americans are here with me today because even though the government is closed a big part of the affordable care ac
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2013 10:30am EDT
with the president last year, ignored the president's deficit reduction plan and his budget, they refused to go to conference on a budget resolution, and they repeatedly voted down democrat amendments to replace sequestration. now, when it is time to fulfill our most asic task of funding government operations, republicans push us further to the brink of a government shutdown. anyone who votes to amend the senate bill is voting for a shutdown. vote no on the republican shutdown proposal. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from kentucky. mr. rogers: i yield five minutes to the vice chairman of the energy and commerce committee, mrs. blackburn. mrs. blackburn: i rise in support of amendment number one and offer this to the continuing resolution and the bill that is bringing us to the floor tonight and how vital it is that we address the funding needs of this nation and how vital it is that we do it in a manner that is respectful of the american people and of our constituents. one of the things they have repeatedly said is they want to make certain that we de
FOX Business
Sep 29, 2013 2:30am EDT
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FOX Business
Sep 29, 2013 9:30am EDT
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CSPAN
Sep 28, 2013 1:45pm EDT
of stock markets and economic growth and debts and deficits. but in terms of our health and the public health more genuinely. to do so i will present what i found initially is somewhat of a confusing puzzle. and that was perhaps best captured in this old usa today newspaper clippings. but it has been repeated a few times in a variety of different outlets. the notion that could recession be good for you. the headline confusing confused me at first. i had assumed that during the recession. matt, peoples health insurance would be lost. they would stop paying for medications, they would be depressed, they would turn to alcohol. and this and other news stories were based on a series of studies that suggested during recessionary. , unemployment is associated with improvements in life expectancy, which i found really confusing. and what i want to do is present what i would argue as one solution to this apparent puzzle. in presenting the solution, i think that we can gain insights into why we might be asking some of the wrong questions when we correlate the recession to a lot of different thin
PBS
Sep 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
why deficit hawks are threatening such costly consequences in their efforts to reduce the deficit. >> the real consequence, the real cost is raising the debt limit. think of how many times we have raised the debt limit over the years and think of all the additional debt that has been piled onto the u.s. economy that u.s. citizens are responsible for repaying. that is what i am concerned about. it is the cost of the added debt and i would much rather see a non-increase in the debt ceiling even if it means we have some temporarily -- temporary losses associated with some partial; shutdown. that kind of pain is greater than the pain we will have to endure because we raised the debt ceiling repeatedly. >> it is estimated that i have to percent point increase that could stem from a default would cost about $75 billion a year. that means higher erring costs for homeowners, five -- car buyers, you name it. i get that we need this chicago boy shock treatment but there are millions who could be put into financial ruin. >> interest rates will go up eventually. the more debt we pile on now,
PBS
Sep 28, 2013 4:30am EDT
is not about controlling spending or controlling the deficit. it's about whether you pay the bills you've already run up and once you hit the debt ceiling, things like social security checks would cease to go out and our credors around the world, there's a -- creditors around the world, there's a real chance of a global meltdown. >> here's the thing about public opinion on this. public opinion is on the first one, don't shut the government down but if you look at the polls on the debt ceiling, people believe it should actually be tied to some kind of budget compromise because the feeling naturally is if you can't pay your credit card you have to figure out a way to tighten your belt and even the president today in making comments about this said remember the good old days two years ago when we had that fight over the debt ceiling? at least then he said we were talking about reducing the deficit. he said now this isn't about reducing the deficit, although republicans think obowl care will add to the deficit. he said this is about an agenda that you're trying to attach to the debt ceilin
Al Jazeera America
Oct 3, 2013 10:00am EDT
a temporary rest but the deficit an a revenue from the fiscal cliff and were five years in to a recovery. so we are just courting fiscal disaster over the last 10 or 12 years. the debt is exposed. you said that a week ago. >> on the other hand with the sequester in place, we are seeing the deficit go down and -- >> a tiny amount. >> it will scare the living daylights out of everybody. >> it's half of what it was in 2009 which was far worse than it had ever been. >> you have to remember that the cyclele has not been abolished. there will be another recession and another economic decline and during the deficit will sore again even largeer than $1.5 trillion that we had before. it's never happened in history. so therefore, we are not prepared to deal with the shocks that are coming. baby boom retirement, some kind of world crisis, another recession here. none of this can can be absorbed by what we have in place. snooze we move forward toward our 10% and the supposedly debt ceiling crisis that we won't be able to pay our debts. we saw last year what happened. >> it it was last minute our credit
PBS
Oct 1, 2013 7:00pm PDT
. though i should add, this shutdown is not about deficits or spending or budgets. our deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 50 years. we have cut them in half since i took office. in fact, many of the demand republicans are now making would actually raise our deficits. so, no, this shutdown is not about deficits. it is not about vegans. it is about rolling back our efforts to provide health insurance to folks who do not have it. it is all about rolling back the affordable care act. this, more than anything else, seems to be what the republican party stands for these days. i know it is strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of their agenda, but that apparently is what it is. and, of course, what is stranger still is that shutting down our government does not accomplish our stated goal -- to their stated goal. the affordable care act passed the house and the senate and the supreme court. it was a central issue in last years election. it is settled, and it is here to stay. and because of its funding sources, it is not impacted by the government shutdo
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. the deficit, for instance, didn't get to be the size that it is without both parties playing a role and the fact that we still sit back without the will to try to take on that enormous problem and burden that we're leaving to our kids, that, i think, is due to both republican and democratic intransigence. so there are a lot of things that here which you can very accurately and appropriately assess that both sides of the aisle have been part of the blame. this is not one of them. this is not one of them. when it comes to trying to figure out the reasons why our government is shut down, it is pretty simple to explain how we got here. and yet i've heard a lot of my friends on the other side blame the majority leader or blame the president for the shutdown. i've even heard some newscasts try to suggest that it's just sort of good old-fashioned generic gridlock here in washington that has led to this shutdown. mostly the american public gets it. i think mostly the american public understands that this is essentially a shutdown of the federal government caused by a small band of ideologic
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
decisions on how we can continue to reduce the size of the deficit and get americans back to work and how we strengthen the middle class. we are ready to do all those things, but it is tough one right now, friday afternoon, three short days before the government is going to shut down, our colleagues have still not told us what to do in terms of the budget so we don't have to shut the doors of government. 80% of the american people, 75% of republicans in this country say it is not appropriate to play with the american economy and our government services in this budget fight. think there are some folks here in congress who were not listening to their own constituents. if 80% of the american people are saying stop this gameplaying , democrats have said from the very beginning. draft a clean bill, you've got votes. even if there are some tough choices we have to make, but not once in his process and our ranking member mr. van hollen, -- 201 voting democrats. not once have we had our republican colleagues reach out to democrats and say, let's put together a budget bill so we can all vote on it. t
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2013 9:00am PDT
tax cuts. at another point we were trying to put together a big deficit reduction package. but really, keep in mind, all we're doing here is a two-month continuing resolution at current levels. there's really not that much to negotiate on. it's clear that, you know, a lot of house republicans have said if you put -- took a clean bill like that and put it on the house floor, it would pass with 218 votes and that's what we should do. it's not as if we're not willing to negotiate and talk about broader fiscal issues. we have and wanted to do that for a long time. there's not that much to negotiate around. we're just talking about two months of the current levels and not willing to pay some sort of toll or have the republicans extract a price for doing their job. >> jennifer, i think it's an important point people forget. this is literally two-month funding of the government. >> normally -- sometimes you don't take a vote on this. it would pass by -- sometimes votes could pass by voice vote. this is not a year long thing. this is two months to keep us going while we try to work out a broa
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
including obama care. the problem is we have increased our deficit spending the first year of the obama administration, they spent $1.5 trillion more than we took in. we're now within the next two weeks to raise the debt limit from $17 trillion to $18 trillion. and with that possibility of default, you have funding for this year, you have parts of obama care we'd like to see altered, and then you have the long-term indebtedness all colliding at this cross roads. >> but you've got the deficit falling at a greater rate now than it has in decades. so the deficit rate has actually gotten a lot better. >> that's only happened, al, since the republicans gained control of one-half of one-third of the government two years ago. the spending went unchecked for the first four years when the democrats controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. it was the biggest increase in spending in the history of government. >> okay, but i guess when george bush was in control of the white house and it blew out of proportion, you don't want to count that. but what does obama care have to do with the
Al Jazeera America
Oct 3, 2013 11:00am EDT
understands this. the tendency is to say both sides are at fault. this one has nothing to do with deficits or spending or budgets. our deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 60 years. we've cut the deficits in half since i took office. some of the things the republicans are asking for right now would actually add to our deficits. seriously. so this is not about spending and this is not about fiscal responsibility. this whole thing is about one thing. the republican obsession with dismantling the affordable care act and denying affordable health insurance to millions of americans. that's all this has become about. that seems to be the only thing that unites the republican party these days. through this whole fight they've said, the american people don't want obamacare, so we should shut down the government to repeal it or delay it. but here's the problem. the government's now shut down, but the affordable care act is still open for business. so they're not even accomplishing what they say they want to accomplish. in the first two days since the new marketplace, basically big group plan
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2013 1:00am EDT
to work and get this taken care of. >> repealing the medical device tax are supposed to add to the deficit. tax alone has run thousands of jobs out of america. if you want to talk about the actual tax that is killing jobs have there is no better poster child than the medical device tax. it is a gift to foreign countries. if you look at the millions of dollars we are losing every day because of the jobs that have left our country, it is a job killer and a revenue loser for the federal government. >> are you saying that it would pay for itself? not just a special few. that would save billions of dollars to the american taxpayer and ensure fairness. we would make sure all americans comply with the same set of laws. does the rnc support this new plan that republican leadership put forward today to turn on the government in small pieces at a time? you sought unanimous vote in the house a few nights ago to make sure our troops are funded. i was really glad the senate took that up and passed it. it shows you that we can work together and get things done. harry reid has to get off this attitude th
CNN
Oct 1, 2013 10:00am PDT
, this shutdown didn't about deficits or spending or bugs. after all, our deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 50 years. we've cut them in half since i took office. in fact, many of the demands the republicans are now making would actually raise our deficits. know, no, this hutdown is not about budgets or deficits. it's about rolling back our efforts to provide health insurance to folks who don't have it. it's all about rolling back the affordable care act. this more than anything else seems to be what the republican party stands for these days. i know it's strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of their agenda. but that apparently is what it is. and, of course, what's stranger still is that shutting down our government doesn't accomplish their stated goal. the affordable care act is a law that passed the house, it passed the senate, the supreme court ruled it constitutional. it was a central issue in last year' election. it is settled. and it is here to stay. and because of its funding sources, it's not impacted by a government shutdown. and these americ
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2013 10:00am PDT
. although i should add the shutdown isn't about deficits or spending or budgets. after all our deficits are falling at a faster pace in 50 years. we've cut them in half since i took office. in fact, many of the demands the republicans are now making would actually raise our deficits. no, this shutdown is not about deficits, budgets, the shut down is about rolling back our efforts to provide health insurance to folks who don't have it. it's all about rolling back affordable care act. this more than anything else seems to be what the republican party stands for these days. i know it's strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of their agenda but that apparently is what it is. of course, what's stranger still, shutting down our government doesn't accomplish their stated goal. affordable care act is a law that passed the house, the senate, supreme court ruled it constitutional. it was a central issue in last year's election. it is settled, and it is here to stay. because of its funding sources it's not impacted by a government shutdown. these americans are h
CNBC
Oct 1, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. although i should add, this shutdown isn't about deficits or spending or budgets. after all, our deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 50 years. we've cut them in half since i took office. in fact, many of the demands the republicans are now making, would actually raise our deficits. this shutdown is not about d deficits it's not about budgets it's about rolling back our efforts to provide health insurance to folks who don't have it. it's all about rolling back the affordable care act. this, more than anything else, seems to be what the republican party stands for these days. i know it's strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of their agenda. but that apparently what is it is. and, of course, what's stranger still, is that shutting down our government doesn't accomplish their stated goal. the affordable care act is a law that passed the house, it passed the senate, the supreme court ruled it constitutional, it was a central issue in last year's election, it is settled and it is here to stay. and because of its funding sources, it's not impacted by
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
of action, this debate is not really about deficits. our deficits are falling at the fastest pace that they have in 60 years. by the end of this year we will have cut our deficit by more than half since i took office. that is not what this is about. if you have been following the discussion, the republicans in the house do not make a pretense that that is what this is about. instead, house republicans are so concerned with appeasing the tea party that they have threatened a government shutdown or worse unless i gut or repeal the affordable care act. i said this yesterday, let me repeat it. that is not going to happen. more than 100 million americans currently already have new benefits and protections under the law. on tuesday, about 40 million more americans will be able to finally buy quality affordable health care, just like anybody else. those marketplaces will be open for business on tuesday, no matter what, even if there is a government shutdown. that is a done deal. as i said before, if republicans have specific ideas on how to genuinely improve the law, rather than cut it,
CNN
Oct 4, 2013 6:30pm EDT
ceiling -- look, i've a deficit hawk, but if you don't fund our bills, you will precipitate a worldwide collapse. >> we're not talking about funding our bills. we'll fund the bills and we want spending cuts. >> certainly you can have your cake and eat it, too? >> yes. why can't we do both? >> first of all, i would like to say both of these parties are responsible for the massive debt. they've been in charge for 150 years. how do they run from that? >> and in fact, if they ran their home finances the way they've run the government finances, they would be bagless homeless people living on the streets right now. >> sounds pretty good to me. >> back to whether congress should vote to make good on their debts, do you think that we should be playing games with that? should we have a clean debt limit bill? >> absolutely. i've always been one to advocate that all bills should be clean, none of this nonsense. i worked hard for my four years in minnesota. had i sought reelection, i wanted -- a single -- in a single-house legislature. if they're going to make an amendment to a bill, it has to go t
ABC
Oct 1, 2013 5:00am EDT
, we are 4.66 inches below, that's a big deficit. since september 1st, 2.38 inches below. you hear me talk about the rain. each day we don't get the rain the deficit gets higher and higher. another day we are going to be rain free, you can keep the umbrellas at home, you won't need them for the next several days. in the forecast, we have the potential for rain. area of high pressure, in control of the weather. there is a cold front towards the west. this one is going to washout before it gets to us. we will have another one, that's the one that is supposed to bringing us the showers towards the beginning of next week. temperatures this morning, 57 degrees now ellicott city, more in shady side. rock hall 60. 53 now in pilesville and easton. frederick 58 degrees. tropics, an area of interest in the caribbean right now. only 30% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the 48 hours. our biggest concern, not really a concern, but it's bigger than that one that i was talking about. talking about jerry as of now. this is tropical storm at this time. what we watching, not a lot. it's wea
Al Jazeera America
Oct 2, 2013 6:00pm EDT
't have fights over the deficit, the sum total of all of this will be the deficit and the debt continue to increase. like we were saying -- >> jack, jack, jack, jack, this is not about the deficit. this is about obamacare. 2011 was about the deficit, but this is about healthcare reform. >> you make a good point. i guess what surprises us on the right is obama by his own admission they weren't ready to implement the exchanges. given all of that shouldn't they have been the first to want to delay. it's hard for me to understand the issue, but i think when you look at the shutdown, you have to think of it in stages, like at first -- i'll be the first to admit, republicans -- we're losing the pr war. the president is going to smash us with this. he wins all of the pr for spending, and he is doing it again now. even the fox polling shows obama winning drastically. that changes, though, if this goes on -- let's say we cross the three-week point, get to the four-week point, the stock market tanks, the economy tanks, and the president may have more incentive to end it at that point. >> that's p
Al Jazeera America
Oct 4, 2013 5:00pm EDT
, and that is the deficit. if you combine the current cr, congressional continuing resolution with the debt limit then come forth with a budget deficit deal that will deal with sequestration and that would allow the republicans to get additional deficit reduction, and something that the president wants also. the difficulty is going to be where are those cuts, and will there be additional revenue. >> gentlemen, thank you very much. we're going to take a break. when we come back we're going to poke some fun at the lawmakers with a piano playing observer of washington. [[voiceover]] there's more to america. more stories. more voices. more points of view. >>from our headquarters in new york ... [[voiceover]] now there's a news channel with more of what americans want to know. >>i'm ali velshi, and this is real money. >>this is america tonight. >>our news coverage, reporting, and documentaries explore, inspire, and reveal more of america's stories. >>i'm here to investigate genetically modified salmon. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko news stories? it drives discussions stories? across america
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2013 1:00am EDT
$30 billion and increase the deficit by that amount. there is no offset. >> it would not surprise me. there were a number of senate votes on the issue and the house has voted prior to that. i would be pleased to look for and ask at the time if the gentleman could find that out. >> we should have it before we vote. see the cbo estimate. >> vanderbilt will be able to go to work right now. any further issues that wish to be brought up? seeing none, we open the hearing on hr-3210 pay our military act. welcome to the rules committee. we are trying our darndest to get to this as quickly as possible. my beard would look like yours if i had one. please make sure he has got that turned on. the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i got the short straw on this particular bill on a saturday night. i think you understand our objections, the principal objection to the bill. we feel that it is tantamount to shutting down the government because you know as well as we do that the senate will not accept these amendments. if you shut the government down, it has some adverse consequence
FOX Business
Oct 1, 2013 9:00pm EDT
he wants another president saying that this will have a positive impact on the deficit. listen to this. >> this law needs more competition, lower costs for millions of americans. and this doesn't just mean economic security for our families, but that we are addressing the biggest drivers of our long-term deficits. it means a stronger economy. >> the president saying that senator barrasso, that obamacare is going to have a positive impact on the deficit. my question is how will that be possibly true? >> this is bad for people not just for health care but their jobs and paychecks, we are seeing peoples hours have been cut back, part-time workers have been cut back, businesses are not hiring, they are keeping it below 50 employees so they don't have to provide insurance for those individuals. it will be much more costly when he says cheaper than a cell phone bill. i think he is wrong and open to fraud. gerri: when it comes to this, he compared it to apple today. here's the president comparing the rollout of obamacare to the glitches fixed by apple. >> consider that just a couple o
CW
Oct 1, 2013 12:00pm CDT
to do the things that we need to do. although i should add this shutdown is not about deficits. our deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 50 years. we've got them in half since i took office. the shutdown is about rolling back our efforts to provide health insurance to folks who do not have it. it is all but rolling back the affordable care act. this more than anything else seems to be what the republican party stands for these days. i know it is strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of their agenda but that apparently is what it is. what is more strange as that shutting down our government did not even accomplish their stated goal. the affordable care act as a law that passed the house, the senate, the supreme court ruled a constitutional. the central issue in last year's election. it is here to stay. because of its funding sources and is not impacted by a government shutdown. these americans are here with me today because even though the government is close, a big part of the affordable care act is open for business. for them and millions
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2013 9:00am EDT
the sequestered for fiscal year 2014 that would achieve actually more deficit reduction than the sequestered would. but it would accomplish the deficit reduction in a way that doesn't create a drag on the economy because it makes targeted cuts to agriculture subsidies and shuts down a lot of corporate tax breaks like the big oil companies subsidies over a period of time. unfortunately, we've not been allowed a vote on that in the house. we would want to use this period between october 1 and november 15 to work on those kind of -- >> you've had stimulus our vote against a sequential occiio no matter if it shuts down the government. is there a sense that john boehner might be afraid to bring something to the floor because he's not going to b the democrac support he needs to get it passed? >> look, i can't speak for everybody at this particular point in time, but i think i can confident predict that if you put that on the floor of the house that it would, in fact, pass today. all the speaker has to do is try, right? all he has to do is put it up for a vote. if it failed he could say, look, there's so
CNBC
Sep 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
accomplish anything. all it would do is make the deficit $30 billion bigger over ten years. it's not critical to the implementation of the law. it doesn't affect -- all it affects is one relatively small funding source. so it's a bit of a pointless exercise from the standpoint of republican goals. they want to stop the law. and if your concern is the size of the debt and the deficit, it would actually make those problems worse. >> yeah. jared bernstein, you know, as we start to look forward to october 17th and this next big fight, this is going to look like a picnic compared to that next brawl, which is going to be like a picnic with fire ants all over the blanket. >> yeah. i'm not exactly looking forward to october 17th. but it is out there. we've all said and everyone who has come on your show have said that the much greater threat to the economy is, by the way, even threatening to default on your sovereign debt. last time we nudged up to the precipice of the debt ceiling analysts figured that it really did, just that alone, added some basis points to treasury yields and other interest rate
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
with deficits or spending or budgets. our deficits are falling at the fastest pace in 60 years. we've cut the deficits in half since i took office. [ applause ] >> and some of the things that the republicans are asking for right now would actually add to our deficits. seriously. so this is not about spending and this isn't about fiscal responsibility. this whole thing is about one thing. the republican obsession with dismantling the affordable care act and denying affordable health insurance to millions of americans. that's all that this has become about. that seems to be the the only thing that unites the republican party these days. through this whole fight they've said the american people don't want obama care so we should shut down the government to repeal it or delay it, but here's the the problem. the government's now shut down but the affordable care act is still open for business. so they're not even accomplishing what they say they want to accomplish, and by the way, in the first two days since new marketplaces, basically big group plans that we've set up. the first two dayses th
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
spending and the deficit in. >> so here's one of the great ironies of this current fight which is you've heard about obama care, you've heard about other things. you haven't heard anything about cutting the deficit. the republicans are not trying to cut the deficit at the moment. they're trying oddly enough to increase the deficit. the continuing resolution that they would pass would have spending be higher than the budget that they passed back in the spring. here's why. if you take a look at what's been happening and today is the last day of the fiscal year, see that deficit, these red bars here, have come down very -- has come down very sharply since 2009 when it hit its peak at $1.4 trillion. it's going to be down today when the books close at $642 billion, a drop of over $770 billion down. the blue lines at the top show you why or part of why this is happening. just because spending has been flat. spending which was -- went up in 2009 again because of the obama syst stimulus has been held flat and come down a little bit. can't get my pen to draw a little bit, come down to $3.6 tri
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2013 9:00pm EDT
of deficits we will have in the the future. that is typically what debates this have been about. and so i think the realization now thatple have right we could well try to deal with the c.r. report debt ceiling at time could move us back into the kind of constructive conversations we aroundad for so long mandatory spending reforms, figuring out a way to keep reductions where they are you with build upon them a way that is more sensible than what we have done in the past. i was beginning to get worried will stop in a minute. looks like the senior senator -- >> would my friend from yield for a question? >> i would be tremendously honor. of have you seen the polls american public opinion about what we are doing here? chance to seea that? >> you know, i don't pay as much attention to polls should.y as i my understanding in listening to the senior senator from that it is not particularly favorable. >> to all a of us. to all of us. >> i didn't mean to individuals. >> i mean to both sides of the don't understand isn't it true, why we haven't someable to come to conclusion and as the senator from
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2013 2:00pm EDT
long-term reduce the deficit. in a balanced way. the deficit right now has been cut in half. we know we have to make progress in the long-term deficit. we have a plan to do that. we ask for shared responsibility. people are making millions and millions of dollars a year. our point is we want to have a budget negotiation. ,hat whole republican wishlist they do not get to force that down the countries fro to write threatening to default on our debts or to shut down the government. throat threatening to default on our that's or to shut down the government. you do not get the republican agenda in exchange for doing what every member should do anyway which is pay our nations bills on time. they have work to make sure we're all on the same page. the house of representatives is not a sandbox. this republican shut down of our .overnment is serious the american people know that. they have been saying that since the republican shut down our government on october 1. what they're telling us is it is time for no more excuses. should stoping we acting like children in the house of representatives. th
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